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SWIR space detectors and future developments at SOFRFADIR
Author(s): Cédric Leroy; Bruno Fièque; Nicolas Jamin; Philippe Chorier
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Paper Abstract

Based on a large experience, Sofradir is conducting major space programs covering all the wavelength range from visible to VLWIR as Sentinel projects in the frame of the GMES / Copernicus European program or MTG detectors development and manufacturing for the future European meteorological satellites of third generation. Among all the space activity, a large part of the programs is based on SWIR detectors (with extension in visible spectral range on some of them). Thus the well-known Saturn and Neptune VISIR or SWIR detectors from Sofradir are widely used in numerous space applications to answer these needs. More recently, Sofradir developed in the frame of an ESA contract a new 1kx1k VISIR – SWIR detector with 15 μm pixel pitch for future space missions. In this paper, the last results on space programs involving VISIR – SWIR detectors are presented and discussed. A particular emphasis is also made on the new 1k2 VISIR – SWIR detector for space applications which is presented with its performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2013
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8889, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVII, 88891A (24 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2030667
Show Author Affiliations
Cédric Leroy, SOFRADIR (France)
Bruno Fièque, SOFRADIR (France)
Nicolas Jamin, SOFRADIR (France)
Philippe Chorier, SOFRADIR (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8889:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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